female fade

*slides pixelberry $5* hey…. let me date michelle

It’s Solas from Bioware’s video game, “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” for this month’s Fan Art Fifteenth. With the “Trespasser” DLC releasing earlier this month, I couldn’t resist doing a painting of my most recent Inquisitor’s romance interest.

Created in Photoshop CS5 on a Surface Pro 2. Process video will be posted shortly!

Scene 06 - 03 - Amanda

From: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

Genre: Drama

Topic: success, daughter, matchmaking

Character: Female, faded southern belle

Honey, you go ask Sister if supper is ready! You know that sister is in full charge of supper! Tell her you hungry boys are waiting for it. Have you met Laura?

Let you in? Oh, good, you’ve met already! It’s rare for a girl as sweet an’ pretty as Laura to be domestic! But Laura is, thank heavens, not only pretty bust also very domestic. I’m not at all. I never was a bit. I never could make a thing but angel – food cake. Well, in the South we had so many servants. Gone, gone, gone. All vestige of gracious living! Gone completely! I wasn’t prepared for what the future brought me. All of my gentlemen callers were sons of planters and so of course I assumed that I would be married to one and raise my family on a large piece of land with plenty of servants. But man proposes – and woman accepts the proposal! To vary that old, old saying a little bit – I married no planter! I married a man who worked for the telephone company! That gallantly smiling gentleman over there! A telephone man who – fell in love with long – distance! Now he travels and I don’t even know where! But what am I going on for about my – tribulations? Tell me yours – I hope you don’t have any! Tom?

also when talking about representation (i’m talking about female characters, but it can work w/ any kind) you really have to analyze narrative significance

like it doesn’t matter if your female character can kick everyone’s ass or spends the first part of the movie showing how competent she is if the last part is her being the damsel in distress for a thoroughly average male lead who is the one who is truly significant to the narrative and who makes the driving choices and decisions. that’s not “oh we have a ton of female characters who can kick ass and show up the guys so we dont need any more” that’s “the writers put in this character so the Feminists ™ wouldn’t complain, but now lets focus on who’s really important here - the men”

anonymous asked:

Oh I'm filled with such a burning curiosity as to why u dislike Phillip Pullman pls

I actually think Poetry beat me to the punch with describing my objections.  I don’t like books that attempt to jam religious views* down my throat with a ramrod, I don’t like authors who arrogantly claim to be “fixing” other works of literature (while also being more sexist that the authors they claim to “fix”), I don’t like arrogant smug self-assured Western “rationalism” because I’m an empiricist at heart, I don’t like Dead Gays for the Straight Gaze, I don’t like stories where a perfectly competent female protagonist fades into becoming the love interest for her spotlight-stealing male costar, I don’t like heteronormativity, I don’t like othering of a short list of characters of color, I don’t like uniform portrayals of any group of people as evil, I don’t like stories with smugly condescending views of the Roma that border on Magical Negro syndrome, I don’t like it in a box, I don’t like it with a fox, I do not like it Sam-I-am.

*Yes, atheism counts as a religious view.  Yes, Philip Pullman attempts to show why his religion is “right” while all other religions are “wrong” in a way that C.S. Lewis (for all Pullman’s smug accusations) never does.  Yes, rationalism is a philosophy, not an absolute truth value, and yes it was invented and perpetuated by European Men With Power.

flickr

Fleurir by Brodie Taberner

“Dreamers” for @vanguardshepard-commander (sponsored by gaurdian9sunshine)  

It’s finished and I am really happy with the final piece. 
Kaylessa Lavellan and Solas in a cute moment in the Fade. If this moment is real or a dream or a delusion… well, that’s up to you to decide. 

Post Trespasser setting.